Francine In Retirement
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Posts Tagged ‘children


May 2, 2015

TRAVEL . . . TO THE BEACH KIDS KORNER! Pittsburgh has Three Rivers, but no beach.  What a joy for the children to arrive at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh to fine this man-made beach just for them. This post was created for Where’s my backpack? Travel Theme Challenge: Youngters.  Click on highlighted for more […]


August 1, 2013

CUPPETT COVERED BRIDGE “Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”     Slideshow I find one of the joys of blogging is to have someone recognized my photos and respond with a personal story behind the photo. Such was […]


July 16, 2013

CARICATURES, CHILDREN, CHARACTER When my grandchildren were very young we were out in the park and a young man was drawing caricatures of people.  I thought it would be fun so I had him do the below drawing of them.   Now they  look back on this event with fond memories. It’s funny now how […]


July 12, 2013

SIMPLICITY  OF  A  CHILD “A child of five could understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.”   ― Groucho Marx REACHING FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO: ENJOY LIFE LEARN NEW THINGS CREATE SOMETHING NEW  SIMPLICITY Simplicity means centering in on that which is important and letting go of the rest. It can mean living […]


May 12, 2013

Kahlil Gibran, in The Prophet, expresses well the hard task of a mother to love completely and deeply and yet always with the task of letting go. “You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.” “You may house their bodies but not their souls,  for their souls dwell […]


May 4, 2013

LITTLE DANCERS AT THE REGATTA These photos were taken at a performance during Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Regatta in 2012. Visit Where’s my backpack? to see more entries to challenge. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!


April 1, 2013

This month’s bloggers for peace challenge will focus on children.  How do we raise children to be peaceful? What do children need to know about peace? How do we teach them what peace means? I found these “Ten Commandments for Parents”, excellent for creating peace in the family. “Train up a child in the way […]


February 23, 2013

KEY TO PEACE      Who is the best cared for in every household?  Is it not the little children?  And does not the least of all, the helpless baby, receive the largest share?  We all know that the baby toils not, neither does it spin; and yet it is fed, and clothed, and loved, […]


January 29, 2013

TAGGED “E” – ENCOURAGEMENT HANG IN THERE BE ENCOURAGED! ( click on below video to see more photos ) DON’T QUIT When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,  When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,  When the funds are low and the debts are high,  And you want to smile, but you have […]


January 27, 2013

PEOPLE AT PLAY AND WORK MAN AT WORK FOCUSED ATTENTION WITH BLURRED BACKGROUND IN THE SPOTLIGHT To see more of Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post Challenge, click here. All photos were taken while out and about with camera in hand.  I hope you enjoyed my selections.   Have a wonderful week focusing on those things that are […]